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06 Jun 2009 09:11:20

Capello pleased with balance

England manager Fabio Capello thinks his side have found the correct balance as they prepare to face Kazakhstan in 2010 World Cup qualifying on Saturday. The Italian was charged with the task of restoring the Three Lions' fortunes following the failure to qualify for Euro 2008 under former boss Steve McClaren. Capello has proved a success and victories over Kazakhstan in Almaty and against Andorra at Wembley on Wednesday will virtually guarantee a place in the finals in South Africa. He said: "You have to decide how to play depending on the style of players you have. "I have seen a lot of games in the UEFA Champions League, Uefa Cup, Premier League and watched a lot of games in Spain, Italy and Germany. "I think the level of football in England is very high and the players are very good players. "I think you can score if you have good players. Without good players, you can prepare everything but it is more difficult to score. "For this reason, I think we can play against all the best teams in the world. "The mentality of England is to go forward. I have maintained this mentality and improved this mentality - but with good organisation in midfield and also the defending. "I think we have found a balance on the pitch. This is very important." Meanwhile, Capello has denied claims from new Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti that he was "surly" when in charge of AC Milan in the early 1990s. He added: "I don't recognise myself in this description! (by Ancelotti). Sometimes I fight (disagree) with one player, not a lot, one. I usually speak with the players. "I never went to dinner with the players, I never went to dinner with the journalists. I'd prefer to go with my wife or friends of mine. "The rules of the club are I am a manager, the others are players. I respect the players and I ask respect. That is all it is. Not more than that. "If you want to be a friend of the players, you can choose. It is a different style."


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